Illegal logging endangers south Philippines

In light of recent disasters, many are searching for someone to blame for the environmental havoc.

    When a tropical storm struck the south of the Philippines in December, killing more than 1,000 people, illegal logging was blamed for making the damage much worse.

    More than a month later, the logging ban is still being ignored. This, combined with rapid urbanisation and a lack of preparedness, are contributing to what some in the country are calling "a modern-day-natural calamity".

    Marga Ortigas reports from the flood-hit Mindanao region.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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